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The 2002-built MS American Glory was the oldest vessel in the ACL-American Cruise Lines fleet. The small-sized riverboat is similarly-designed to the fleetmates American Spirit (2004), American Star (2007), and Independence (2010).

As clientele, the boat served mainly older and well-traveled North Americans. It served interesting itineraries with numerous call ports and cruise tours with guided by knowledgeable local experts on shore excursions. Because of their smaller sizes, ACL ships can visit smaller ports to offer their guests exceptional tours to little-known scenic sites and important historic places in the USA.

Aboard American Glory, land never out of sight, allowing guests even more time to explore each port. The modern interior, designed by Studio DADO, the Miami based firm responsible for the interior designs of our newest modern riverboats, offers our guests an unprecedented level of comfort and elegance and evokes a sense of pride and appreciation for U.S. history.

The choice of color palettes, furnishings, and art work will reflect the culture of the Chesapeake Bay, and Southeast. As you cruise, relax in your luxurious staterooms and enjoy a front row seat to the beautiful passing scenery.

The 1267-ton, 49-passenger American Glory was US-flagged and crewed and fully-owned by ACL. The boat was seaworthy and compliant with the USA’s PVSA (Passenger Vessel Services Act of 1886) which allowed it to transport passengers between US ports directly (without visiting a foreign seaport along the current itinerary).

American Glory was US-built (by Chesapeake Shipbuilding in Salisbury, Maryland USA) for overnight river cruises, voyages on inland waterway and coastal voyages within the continental USA.

ACL’s American Glory ship has 4 passenger decks and accommodates 54 guests in 27 staterooms (no Suites, 14 Balcony, 13 Oceanview, no Inside) in 6 cabin grades. All rooms have windows, interior entrances and en suite bathrooms. The boat has 5 single cabins and 1 wheelchair-accessible cabin.

Cabin sizes range from 150 ft2 (14 m2) to 235 ft2 (22 m2). Around 50% have step-out balconies, all are with large windows and en-suite bathrooms.

PHOTOSAmerican Glory cruise ship






Year built 2002  /  Age: 17
Builder Chesapeake Shipbuilding (Salisbury, Maryland USA)
Speed 13 kn / 24 kph / 15 mph
Length (LOA) 53 m / 174 ft
Beam (width) 12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage 1267 gt
Passengers 49 – 54
Crew 22
Passengers-to-space ratio 22
Decks 4
Cabins 27
Decks with cabins 3
Last Refurbishment 2015, Delaware Artificial Reef scuttled in 2019
Sister-ships American Star, American Spirit, Independence
Owner American Cruise Lines Inc
Operator American Cruise Lines

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